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Table 1 Percentage distribution of neonatal, post-neonatal and child mortality by background characteristics

From: The effect of solid fuel use on childhood mortality in Nigeria: evidence from the 2013 cross-sectional household survey

Variables Neonatal deaths (n = 1,011) Post-neonatal deaths (n = 789) Child deaths (n = 815)
Residence type    
Urban 29.1 26.9 17.1
Rural 70.9 73.1 82.9
Household wealth index    
Poor 52.2 60.6 71.2
Middle 34.0 30.4 24.6
Rich 13.8 9.0 4.2
Mother's education    
No education 52.1 59.8 69.2
Primary 21.9 17.5 17.5
Secondary or higher 25.9 22.7 13.3
Mother's working status*    
Not working 35.0 33.9 33.2
Working 64.5 66.1 66.8
Mother's age    
< 20 7.9 7.1 4.8
20―29 47.4 44.8 46.1
30―39 33.3 36.3 36.7
40―49 11.4 11.8 12.4
Mother's perceived baby size*    
Small or very small 23.5 16.9 18.7
Average or larger 68.2 76.9 76.0
Sex    
Female 42.6 49.0 48.7
Male 57.4 51.0 51.3
Currently breastfeeding    
Yes 28.7 35.6 43.1
No 71.3 64.4 56.9
Location of Kitchen*    
Separate building 17.6 19.7 16.1
Outdoor 22.8 25.2 22.6
House 59.3 54.3 61.2
Type of cooking fuel*    
Solid fuel 82.2 89.6 93.8
Non-solid fuel 16.4 9.6 5.6
  1. *Percentages did not add up to 100% because of missing values.